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Tag Archives: heart disease

Sweet: The nutritional value of dark chocolate

Listen to this, friends: According to a new study, being a chocoholic might be a component of a healthy lifestyle. Eating two ounces (50 grams) a day of plain dark chocolate has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Plus, it tastes great! After all, who doesn’t crave chocolate? You probably noticed that […]

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Know your risk for heart disease before taking statins

Know your risk for heart disease  before taking statins

A study published last month in the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that there was an increased risk of diabetes in patients taking statins to lower cholesterol levels. This occurred mostly in patients who were taking high doses of statins. In the study, 6.4% of women who didn’t use statins developed diabetes during the eight to […]

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The Scary but Serious Truth About Women and Heart Disease

If I told you that, every year, about the same number of women under the age of 55 die from heart attacks as from breast cancer, would you be surprised? If you are, you’re not alone; most women and many of the doctors who care for them are clueless that a woman’s heart can pose […]

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There’s No Pill To Replace A Healthy Lifestyle

Earlier this week National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute issued new guidelines for testing cholesterol levels in children. They recommended all children ages 9 to 11 should be screened at least once for high cholesterol. The new recommendations were spurred by the increase in childhood obesity which is accompanied by high cholesterol and heart disease […]

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Obesity is the New Smoking

Obesity and diabetes have a codependent relationship Obesity is an epidemic that has infected American society and if we don’t do something about it NOW, it will surpass cancer as the number cause of death in this country. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) says that, “Diabetes and obesity are the biggest public health challenge of […]

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